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Apr 19, 2005 - Colmar: The Black Forest, Alsace, National Identity

It's funny how hard it can be to have an identity. Take the region of Alsace in France. Anyone that has taken a world history class inevitably remembers the name "Alsace-Lorraine"; the little region between France and Germany that has been fought over for years because of the wonderful natural resources it contains. It has changed hands so many times in fact that there is often a division of national identities within a family (The grandparents may claim to be German, while the Children and grandchildren maybe french). And the history of...

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Apr 14, 2005 - Day 29: Strasbourg (class trip)

Thursday morning, the class visited the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). We then had lunch at the very nice cafeteria of the European Council. Whistlestop Strasbourg (only 9 hours!). We left Luxembourg 5:30am (yes, AM!!), arrived in Strasbourg 8:00am, changed in business attire and left our luggage at the lockers at the train station, ECHR at 10:00am, lunch at 12:00, boat tour at 2:30pm, on the train to Geneva by 5:00pm.

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Feb 21, 2005 - strasbourg

went to the lovely village of strasbourg with some fellow BU camarades this past weekend. we were lucky to meet up with some friends of a friend who made our visit quite personal and more enjoyable! so our friend madeline's friends, namely julien, became our tour guides of strasbourg! we got to drive into germany just to buy cheap chocolate, play scrabble in french (grandpa should be proud!), enjoy vin chaud, go to all the hot spots for good alsacian food, contempory art museum (for me!), visit EU central (aside from brussels), the "central...

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